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While there are differences, there is not much that cannot be made compatible in older browsers depending upon what you are doing. If you are developing your site and wanting to add features but feel hampered by the lack of advance in the use of newer versions of a browsers, then you have to decide what you are really doing. For example, if you are ...


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The average user may be on anything from a small cellphone to a 4k television. You should therefore design your website to run on any size screen, intelligently. Usually this is referred to as 'responsive' design, and there are a lot of great frameworks that'll help you do that (Bootstrap, Zhurb Foundation, HTML5 Boilerplate). On small screens, hide ...


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You want Modernizr, a feature based detection library. Combine that with Browsehappy.org, and you should be able to detect when someone is on a browser that can't support your website, and they'll be able to easily either upgrade or move to a better browser.


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The answer to your question is not that simple and depends on various factors, I'll explain: 1. Features - Are your users going to lose part of the functionality of your site because they are on an old browser? if yes, tell them to update. 2. Audience - Are the audience of your site likely to use an old browser? (ex.: elderly specific content, broad ...



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